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€4 million to democracy and human rights

Dec 29, 2010


The Swedish Government grants 37 million SEK (€4 million) to support democratic movements, media, organizations and human rights work in Northwest Russia.


In addition to the Russian part of the Barents Region, the grant can be used in Leningrad, Kaliningrad, St. Petersburg, Novgorod and Pskov regions.

The Swedish Government writes in its decision that the grant shall be spent on projects that increase the citizens’ influence and participation in democratic processes.

Also, the grant can be used on projects supporting gender equality and independent media.

The allocation of funding is a part of Sweden’s strategy for supporting democracy and human rights in Russia for the period 2010 to 2013 handled by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

Thomas Nilsen, BarentsObserver.com

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